curb weight


Definition of curb weight

: the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant

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Recent Examples on the Web Despite its size and curb weight, steering is responsive — the Tundra handles really well — and braking is confidence-inspiring. Michael Harley, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 That curb weight also gives an identical power-to-weight ratio to the fractionally lighter SVJ. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 7 July 2021 The Grand Cherokee L also comes in two-wheel-drive form, which reduces off-road capability while lowering the Jeep’s curb weight by around 150 pounds. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Toyota also increased the use of high-strength steel in the chassis construction while maintaining a curb weight of just 2,811 pounds—for the base car fitted with a manual transmission. Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 24 Aug. 2021 With that kind of power, the M5’s portly 4,400-pound curb weight didn’t seem to faze the power plant. Manuel Carrillo Iii, Robb Report, 14 July 2021 Compared to the 812 Superfast coupe's 3851-pound curb weight, the convertible conversion adds 165 pounds of structure and top mechanism. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 1 Apr. 2021 With 651 horses lurking in that mill, and a lithe-for-the-time curb weight of 3,000 pounds, the Enzo shredded the quarter-mile in 11 seconds flat, with the ability to continue on to 218 mph, given enough asphalt. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 30 June 2021 Its compactness also translates to a low, 3360-pound curb weight, which helps provide a reasonably agile, carlike driving experience. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of curb weight

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Curb weight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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